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The talent and determination on display will be pretty obvious if you turn up to catch Mr. Olympia this time around, as this is a competition that is generally regarded as the greatest bodybuilding event in the world and routinely showcases the best of the best in the sport. These athletes are as good as the sport gets and you'll get a chance to see it all at Orleans Arena, a terrific Las Vegas venue that is absolutely loaded with fanfare whenever these athletes get together for the annual event. So whether you're already in the Las Vegas area of simply looking for a great excuse to hit the road this September for a terrific event, Mr. Olympia is definitely for you as this world-class event gets rolling this fall.
In 2015, Phil Heath made it five straight at the Mr. Olympia contest, although this time there will be a new and impressive field of challengers eager to see if they can impress the judges on the way to a title. These athletes tend to turn heads at all points of the contest because they regularly showcase the limits of what the human body is capable of, as these guys have achieved a level of fitness that is simply unfathomable. When the event is reaching its apex at Orleans Arena, you'll definitely be glad that you're not anywhere else as the best in the world compete at the highest fitness level possible.
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Las Vegas is known for putting on all sorts of terrific shows of all different sorts, but this is one of those unique events that you're just not going to find anywhere else. Following in the footsteps of the many different stars who have won the contest over the years, anything can happen once Mr. Olympia heats up and gets set to crown a new champion, as this is the culmination of training that begins as soon as the last contest wraps. With discipline, passion for the sport and intense training being on display, it's always a great time to turn up and catch Mr. Olympia whether you've always been a bodybuilding enthusiast or are just getting in on the action.
Being there in the stands to see these amazing athletes showcase their physiques is an experience that you're not sure to forget, as there is something about the electricity of the crowd and the talent on display that will completely speak for itself. You may even be inspired to improve your own physical condition when you see what these bodybuilders are capable of doing, as it doesn't get any better than watching the best of the best leave it all on the line in front of a great crowd at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Though there are plenty of options when it comes to entertainment these days, Mr. Olympia continues to draw in fans and competitors from all over the world for a reason.
Mr. Olympia History
Mr. Olympia is an annual bodybuilding event that was first held back in 1965 and has simply become the gold standard in bodybuilding contests. The first event was won by Larry Scott, who also took the 1966 title before retiring as a champion, although the all-time lead is held by both Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman, both of whom won eight different times. Other winners, like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno, went on to become stars and celebrities after lighting up audiences at Mr. Olympia with some of the greatest performances in the event's history. Recently, it's been all about Phil Heath, who took down four straight from 2011 through 2015 and has established himself as one of the all-time greats and a dominant force in the modern chapter of Mr. Olympia.
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Right in the middle of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr. Olympia winning streak, in 1973, he worked with a famous director in a role that served as a big boost to his acting career. Who was the director?
After gaining some attention with his low-budget 1970 film Hercules in New York, Schwarzenegger would then play a mute hit man for iconic director Robert Altman in his 1973 film The Long Goodbye, which hit theaters the year that he won his fourth of sixth straight Mr. Olympia titles.
Mr. Olympia Fans
Fans of the sport of bodybuilding love to head out and see an event in person, because that's the best way to experience a fantastic spectacle like Mr. Olympia that is sure to have you astounded in no time. When the event is right in the middle of the intense action and the top bodybuilders in the world are showing off what they're capable of, you'll see the draw loud and clear. There's nothing quite like being there when the event is up for grabs, as Mr. Olympia has been captivating generations of bodybuilding fans for a reason and is known for being both riveting and inspirational
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